Joe Patrice, Above the Law

Joe Patrice

Above the Law

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Past articles by Joe: The Legal Innovation Community Is NOT An Echo Chamber?

If it's an echo chamber, it's an awfully big chamber. → Read More

Greasing The Gears Of Legal Commerce — Automatic, Systematic, Hydromatic ( Innovation

Close your eyes and picture a magically perfect legal services market. → Read More

The Most Human Lawyer — James Lee Of LegalMation

There's a lot of time to be saved in the early days of a litigation. → Read More

Christian Lang:’s Maven, Connector and Salesman

He’s a rare breed, displaying qualities of each of Gladwell’s Tipping Point personas. → Read More

A BREAKING Report: Unprecedented $65 Million Investment Shows Atrium Is On To Something Big

This announcement will be remembered as an important moment in legal innovation for years to come. → Read More Say ‘Thanks Robots’ As Ping Works To Automate The Billable Hour

Ping looks to take the hassle out of timekeeping. → Read More Silicon Valley-Like Accelerator + Elite Biglaw Firm = MDR LAB

Imagine Y Combinator of the tech world fame, but inside a law firm with open access to the partners, associates, technology infrastructure, and staff. → Read More Can Basha Rubin And Priori Redefine How We Buy Legal?

If this vision gets adopted broadly, this could redefine lawyer prestige, and recast the objectives of Biglaw branding. → Read More Spit In The Cup . . . Now Drink It (The Amazing Dr. Richard)

An interview with a lawyer turned doctor who knows the ins and outs of the lawyer brain. → Read More The Stickiness Of Biglaw Prestige, And The Disruptive Potential Of Technology (Part II)

What if a machine could actually tell us which firms produce the best legal work product? → Read More The Stickiness Of Biglaw Prestige, And The Disruptive Potential Of Technology (Part I)

Today we are going to explore why Cravath is (and remains), well, Cravath? Well, not literally. Literally, we will explore why the most prestigious Biglaw firms are (and remain) the most prestigious Biglaw firms. And the fact that you knew that by, “Cravath,” I meant “the best of the best,” is telling. This stickiness has been well documented by master of legal economics, Bruce MacEwen. Bruce’s… → Read More

If A Tree Falls in Biglaw, And No One Hears It, Does It Make A Sound? Meet Firoz Dattu!

According to Dattu, by sharing performance information with general counsel, firms are more likely to be paid for their innovations. → Read More Diffusing Innovation In The Law, The Amazing Work of Bill Henderson

You might be surprised at the segment of the legal profession most resistant to change. → Read More

Justin Kan Answers The Call: The Rise Of Atrium (Part II)

Law firms are resisting the adoption of technology or because of the hourly model. Atrium is here to change that. → Read More

Competition Is For Losers: The Rise Of Atrium (Part I)

Could these companies solve the legal innovation paradox? → Read More The Cross-Disciplinary Lawyer

He thinks that AI, along with document and workflow automation, is going to change the practice of law. → Read More

Can Technology Redefine Litigation Itself? Stephen Kane Thinks So.

Innovative new technology could make courts obsolete in straightforward civil disputes. → Read More An MBA For Lawyers! Bruce Macmillan’s Vision

Could lawyers -- especially in-house lawyers -- benefit from an MBA made especially for them? → Read More

Need Biglaw To Get To (Raj Goyle Didn’t)

Meet Harvard Law grad Raj Goyle, a high-end lawyer turned legal entrepreneur who never bothered with Biglaw. → Read More

Servicing The $8.4 Billion ‘Gold Rush’

Meet Zach Abramowitz, who publishes ReplyAll stories from nearly all legal conferences. → Read More